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New opportunity to join the Wee Review team.

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The Wee Review is a leading online arts and cultural magazine for Scotland. We are one of the most prolific reviewers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and provide extensive year-round coverage of theatre, music, film, spoken word, dance, comedy, books and art across the country.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for new writers to join our team.

We welcome applications from writers of any age or background. You just need to be dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic.

The key skills we ask for in our writers are:  

  • an excellent standard of written English, Scots or Gaelic
  • the ability to write clear, concise and insightful reviews and/or opinion pieces to deadline
  • a good existing knowledge of the arts, or a desire to learn

We are happy to hear from all writers, but we have a current need for writers on:

  • Rock/Alternative Music
  • Classical Music & Opera
  • Comedy

We are also always glad to hear from writers on any artform from beyond the Central Belt.

Regrettably and predictably, we have no scope for payment of our writers. The site is run head to toe on an entirely voluntary basis. The meagre advertising income we do get is spent keeping the servers running.

However, you will be part of a friendly team of over a hundred arts writers on a growing website. We have regular get-togethers and you will have the opportunity to see some great live performance for free.

To apply, please contact Editor, Robert Peacock, on robert.peacock@theweereview.com, enclosing two examples of your written work. Ideally, these should be on an arts-related topic, but it is more important that they are well-written and engaging. Please also specify what areas/cities and which artforms you would like to cover.

/ @peaky76


Robert is the Managing Editor of The Wee Review and has been writing for the site since early 2014. Previously, he was manager of the Yorkshire arts website, digyorkshire. He pays bills by working for a palliative care charity and lives in Edinburgh.

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